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2015 Events

We have a great series of events coming up and we keep adding on, so do check regularly! See when our book groups are meeting and what they're reading and meet our many visiting authors - there really is something for everyone. And if you can't make it to the event, just send us an email or give us a call and we can get a book signed for you - no problem!

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LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG CITY   Tuesday, May 5, 4 pm
Storytime with MIKE CURATO, author of LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG CITY

After a day spent visiting area schools, Mike Curato will be stopping at the bookstore for an in-store event to tell us all about Little Eliot, Big City. Amid the hustle and bustle of the big city, the big crowds and bigger buildings, Little Elliot leads a quiet life. In spite of the challenges he faces, Elliot finds many wonderful things to enjoy--like cupcakes! And when his problems seem insurmountable, Elliot discovers something even sweeter--a friend.

Because Elliot is such a fan of cupcakes, we’ll have some at the store. Cupcakes, elephants and authors – it doesn’t get any better!

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DEAF DAUGHTER: From Deafness and Despair to Hearing and Hope   Saturday, May 9, 3 pm
An afternoon event with CAROL LEE ADAMS, author of DEAF DAUGHTER: From Deafness and Despair to Hearing and Hope

Life is strange - you spend your entire childhood growing up and the rest of your life getting over it!

This is the story of how Carol navigated her life with progressive hearing loss. Struggles with irate adults made her situation even more tenuous, giving new meaning to the phrase "it takes a village." By the time her hearing was finally tested at age nineteen, she was almost completely deaf. Despite athletic and artistic achievements, she struggled with poor academic performance and a shattered self-image. Fielding job firings, bad relationships, DCYS and suicide fiascoes, and narrow misses from marauding cars and trains, she was a self-actualized mess. Miraculous events, however, would intervene at the most opportune times, sparing her disaster, as if an unseen presence was guiding her. At the age of forty-one Carol underwent surgery for a bionic ear. The gift of hearing gave her back her life, and she was finally able to relax and blossom as an art gallery owner, wife and mother.

Carol’s story will hit close to home because it happened right here! She grew up in the Valley and attended Kennett High School. We are very excited to have her back.

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RICHARD LOREN, author of High Notes:   Sunday, May 10, 7 pm
Cold River Radio Show live with RICHARD LOREN, author of High Notes: A Rock Memoir at Theater in the Woods. Tickets are $25 on sale at White Birch Books.

The Cold River Radio Show is a quintessential old-time radio show featuring exclusively New England based artists, performers, authors and storytellers. We’re selling tickets at the store and we’ll be selling books at the show for Maine author RICHARD LOREN, who will be talking about his recent book, HIGH NOTES. A collection of fun stories, High Notes is the story of the music business seen through the eyes of an agent, a manager, a fan and a friend as he came of age in the music business from 1966 to 1981.

Rock ‘n’ Roll icons of the ‘60s and ‘70s that inspired and shaped a generation were the Loren’s personal mentors, business partners and friends. His experiences offer music and pop-culture lovers a reflective insider’s perspective on these amazing artists in one of the most compelling periods of American history. From his tumultuous days on the road with Jim Morrison, to brunch with the Kennedys, to managing Jerry Garcia, to coked-out days with the Grateful Dead, run-ins with the Hells Angels and juke joints along the Mississippi, agent/manager Richard Loren recalls his journey through the turbulent eras of rock‘s ascendency. His humorous and heartfelt anecdotes illuminate music history and provide telling insights into some of the most notable entertainment personalities of the late 20th Century.

Eminently readable and authentic, readers will find this insider’s account fascinating and satisfying.

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THE GOLDEN DAZE   Tuesday, May 12, 5:30 pm
A presentation with CINDY RUSSELL, author of THE GOLDEN DAZE: An aMAZEing Account of end-of-life care at home!

It is going to happen – we are going to age. Or, we are going to have to take care of someone as they age. Preparing for end-of-life care for ourselves, family members or friends is an issue of great importance and being discussed more than ever. The myth that all will be taken care of as we journey toward death is just not true and needs to be addressed by all of us while we are still able to make decisions.

Cindy Russell has done it all and has written the book. Using her first-hand experience of what she did right and what she would not do again, Cindy has set out to de-mystify the legend of the ‘Golden Years.’ This is a must read for all ages and Cindy will be giving a presentation, sharing all that she has learned – from the planning stage to the final stage.

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HOME GARDEN FLOWER SHOW   Friday through Sunday, May 15-17
White Birch Books on the Road at the HOME GARDEN FLOWER SHOW in Fryeburg, Maine

We’re taking the show on the road and heading over the border to Fryeburg for the 15th Annual Home Garden Flower Show at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. What’s there? Great exhibitors, garden centers, awesome food, chefs and so much more – including us! Join us for this great event. Over 300 indoor booths in seven buildings makes this a great rain or shine event. We’ll see you there!

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An afternoon with local author Carl Howe Hansen and his debut thriller, DESTINY   Saturday, May 23, 3 pm
An afternoon with local author Carl Howe Hansen and his debut thriller, DESTINY

Dr. Peter Petersen’s discovery of a bacteria designed to clean up oil spills promises a solution to environmental disaster, but when it is released prematurely, it threatens to end the world as we know it. Such is the basis for Hansen’s debut novel which comes complete with wild adventures at sea, a geopolitical crisis and a frantic race to avert calamity.

Carl has lived in Port Clyde, Naples, and Bethel, Maine, before returning to his “home” in Sandwich, New Hampshire, but he still keeps his sailboat in Rockland, Maine. He labored as a musician, skier, technician, cabinetmaker and freelance writer before finishing his first novel, Destiny. A portion of proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the Island Institute, a non-profit organization that promotes community sustainability on Maine’s islands.

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